Augustine Birrell - Quotes

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Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm. ---->>>

A conventional good read is usually a bad read, a relaxing bath in what we know already. A true good read is surely an act of innovative creation in which we, the readers, become conspirators. ---->>>

An ordinary man can surround himself with two thousand books and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy. ---->>>

History is the great dust-heap... a pageant and not a philosophy. ---->>>

That great dust-heap called 'history'.

That great dust-heap called 'history'.

Given Pounds and five years, and an ordinary man can in the ordinary course, without any undue haste or putting any pressure upon his taste, surround himself with books, all in his own language, and thence forward have at least one place in the world. ---->>>

Libraries are not made, they grow. ---->>>


Nationality: English
Born: January 19, 1850
Die: 11-20, 1933
Occupation: Author

Augustine Birrell KC (19 January 1850 – 20 November 1933) was a British Liberal Party politician, who was Chief Secretary for Ireland from 1907 to 1916. In this post, he was praised for enabling tenant farmers to own their property, and for extending university education for Catholics. But he was criticised for failing to take action against the rebels before the Easter Rising, and resigned (wikipedia)